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County town: Exeter
Other major towns: Plymouth, Torquay
Origins of Name: District of the Dumnonii, Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic
Population 1801: 340,308
Population 1961: 823,751
Acreage: 1,671, 613
Urban Land 1961: 9%
 
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red mail PROVO
I'm wondering if anyone knows anything of, or has ever heard of, the Provo family that lived in Dartmouth, Devon? The family rumour is that they fled to England from France during the French Revolution, and that they were rather rich. My grandmother can remember her second great aunt Louise/Louisa Provo, but I have never come across this person in all of my research ??? I'm really interested in tracing my French roots. I know that French middle names like Lefevre and Minett were common in our family, so I believe the French connection does exist; but I've no idea when or where it comes in. My guess is that it would appear towards the late 1790s. I would be really grateful for any insight or advice at all. Thank you
Posted: 2016
red mail SALTERN
Good Day! Any chance you have a connection to a William Saltern born 1809 in Devon This gentleman made his way to Canada and we believe we have a good handle on this going forward, but have no information going back from his birth. Could he be the son of John and Johannah Saltern of Tawstock, brother to Susannah Saltern born in 1807 Please contact if you may be able to help connect Kind Regards, Tracy
Posted: 2016
red mail Sarah Trott
Please can anyone help I have been searching for my four times great grandmother Sarah Trott born 1745 in Devon her father was John Trott and her mother was Mary ? allI have got is she came from Devon she married in 1768 to Hugh Gamlin in Bethealton Somerset then went and lived in Milverton Somerset but does anyone know of a John Trott born about 1715 and his wife Mary were did they live and also Sarah where was she born in Devon I hope someone can help me Joe
Posted: 2015, Member logged in: 2016
red mail Quick
Am looking for a Walter Quick potentially born in Beer, Kennford? Would like to know who he married. Had a son Albert John in 1915 and I think 3 others.
Posted: 2015, Member logged in: 2016
red mail Norrish Family
My 3GG Richard Norrish was a private in the 96th Foot. He came to Australia in abt 1842 with his wife Honora Regan b abt 1811 in Bandon, Cork. They were married in Cork inSeptember 1834. Richard b April 1812 in Chelsea Middlesex is stated to be the son of Dr Richard Norrish of Devon. I have searched his army records and there are no parents listed. The name Elsworthy crops up several times in his descendants. All my searches have failed to identify Richards parents. Any information welcome.
Posted: 2014, Member logged in: 2016
red mail MARY ANN LAVINIA CAMPBELL
Looking for Mary Campbell who was born 1833 Stoneham ? Devonshire England. She married Robert Anderson in Australia in 1856. Her parents are James Campbell and Mary Ann Conroy. I have no other information on her and would like to trace back in to find out about her parents etc. Thanks Pat Australia
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2016
red mail Looking for Willam James Gorman
I am looking for Willam James GORMAN he was a partner to my greatnan Evelyn Leah Barker this was her maiden name they never married but had some children together Patricia , Ruby, Arthur, Pamela, Peter, and Donald. I am looking for some information about William James GORMAN, where he was born, the date, where he died, the date etc.... i know he lived with my greatnan in Croydon, Surrey. The last i heard was he went and moved to Exeter, Devon near his son Donald Gorman. I dont know if Donald had any children or grandchildren who would know any information about William James GORMAN or any of Williams sisters or brothers children. I would be grateful of any information regarding WILLIAM JAMES GORMAN because i have came to a brick wall and cant go any further thankyou for taking the time to read this much appreciated.
Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2016
red mail Jarvis
I would welcome details of all Jarvis families, throughout Devon. There are Jarvis families throughout the UK. Many originated from London and Middlesex, with some descendants moving to other areas. I'm happy to share all my research, as a branch of my ancestors were surnamed Jarvis and my Grandmother who was born in the late 1800s, told me that our Jarvis family branch had Jarvis relatives in Devon.
red mail Tapp family
I am looking for information on Peter Tapp born in 1818. He was a Roman Catholic born in Devonshire.He arrived in Victoria Australia in 1840 on board the Andromarche. He was a farm labourer and was assisted with his passage by his local parish.
red mail Huband, Horswill
Looking for birth place of William Huband. He was born around 1790 and married Agness Horswill 1818 in Plymouth. William was in the Royal Marines.

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